Little Women at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Little Women at HOME
Image courtesy of HOME Manchester.

Little Women at HOME Manchester, Manchester 8 — 23 December 2023 Tickets from £12.50 — Book now

Spirited, pacey and packed with joy, the treasured story of the March sisters comes to HOME Manchester this December. Louisa May Alcott’s celebrated tale has been lovingly adapted for the stage by screenwriter, novelist and playwright Anne-Marie Casey, bringing new life to this timeless text.

Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical novel has captured hearts since it was first published in 1868.

Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical novel has captured hearts since it was first published in 1868 and still reigns as one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set to the backdrop of the American Civil War, the book was inspired by Alcott’s own experiences growing up with three sisters.

With the perfect balance of wit, drama, romance and tragedy, Little Women tells the beautifully timeless and charming story of the March family, hard-working mother Marmee and her four daughters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. With their father away fighting in the war, the story follows the sisters’ passage from childhood to adulthood as they struggle to survive in New England during the American Civil War.

Directed by Brigid Larmour, who received previous acclaim for The Merchant of Venice 1936 (which returns to HOME from 28 November to 2 December), the production features an impressive cast. Kacey Ainsworth, who many will know as Little Mo from Eastenders, will take the role of mother Marmee alongside Jessica Brydges, Rachael McAllister, Meg Chaplin and Julia Brown as daughters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, respectively. The cast is completed by stage and screen actor Daniel Francis-Swaby; TV, radio and stage actor Susan Twist and renowned stage actor Tom Richardson.

A heart-warming production for all ages.

Little Women promises to be a heart-warming production for all ages – for those exploring the tale for the first time and those who were gripped by the novel in their youth. Anne-Marie Casey’s fresh, celebrated version of the classic tale; the perfect combination of cast and creatives and a seasonal sprinkling of festive cheer, make Little Women a hot ticket this winter.

Little Women at HOME Manchester, Manchester 8 — 23 December 2023 Tickets from £12.50 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

Playreading Group at HOME

HOME’s Playreading Group is open to all and offers an opportunity to read and discuss plays that are linked to their theatre productions.

It’s A Wonderful Life at HOME

This ultimate feel-good, festive favourite, from Oscar-winning director Frank Capra, stars James Stewart as despairing businessmen George Bailey. HOME present their annual screenings.

from £9.15
A Fine Toothed Comb at HOME

Turner prize winner Lubaina Himid curates HOME’s newest exhibition ‘A Fine Toothed Comb’, an in-depth exploration of Manchester’s communities, geography, geology and architecture.

free entry

Where to go near Little Women at HOME

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

What's on: Theatre

Culture in South Lakes
Culture in South Lakes

Not only one of Britain’s most picturesque national parks, the Lake District is also brimming with culture. Here’s what’s on over the next few months.

free entry
Homotopia Festival 2023
Homotopia Festival 2023

Performances, screenings, workshops, live music and conversation, Liverpool’s longest-running LGBTQ+ arts festival is back to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

from £8.00
Hamilton at the Palace Theatre Manchester
Hamilton at the Palace Theatre

Politically charged, with outstanding performances and a hip-hop soundtrack, there is no doubt Hamilton is one of the most eagerly anticipated shows to visit Manchester this year.

from £13.00

Culture Guides

Music in Manchester and the North

Spotlighting global artists who all, in one way or another, break the mould, we preview the best gigs happening this side of Christmas and beyond.